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ABS/MBS Market

Every week, Asset-Backed Alert delivers the earliest word on money-making plays emerging from the evolving securitization business, including the worldwide markets for ABS, MBS and CLOs.

Selections from Recent Issues


Non-QM Prepayments Turning Off Buysiders

Bond buyers are losing patience with high prepayment levels among securitized home loans that don’t meet the Consumer Financial Protection...

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Mortgage Pros Map Lobbying Campaign

In a bid to stimulate issuance of publicly offered mortgage securitizations, industry professionals are preparing to lobby the SEC to amend Regulation...

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Westinghouse Mulling Nuclear-Power Deal

Westinghouse Electric is exploring securitization.

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Credit Agricole's Pilcer Calls End to Career

Industry veteran Sam Pilcer is retiring.

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Issuers Set to Unleash Flood of New Deals

Get ready for a deluge of asset- and mortgage-backed bond offerings.

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CLO Issuers Pursuing Broader Syndication

Norinchukin Bank has paused its purchases of U.S. CLOs in recent months, prompting some underwriters to change their distribution tactics.

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Citi Seeks Reversal of Trading Brain Drain

Under pressure from issuers, Citigroup is acting urgently to fill a senior post on its U.S. asset-backed securities trading desk.

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PennyMac Favoring Term CRT-Backed Bonds

PennyMac is changing the way it finances its investments in agency risk-transfer securities.

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CLO Bid Lists Inundate Secondary Market

Collateralized loan obligation trading surged in early June.

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FHFA Firming Up Outlook for Agency IPOs

The Federal Housing Finance Agency is advancing with plans to recapitalize Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac via an initial public offering.

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Redwood Pushes for Quick End to QM Patch

Redwood Trust is urging regulators not to extend a measure that enables Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to buy and securitize mortgages that fall outside the...

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UBS Testing the Waters for MBS Comeback

In a stark reversal of its post-credit-crisis aversion to securitization, UBS is attempting to reassemble a team that would underwrite and issue...

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